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Judicial Independence And The Rule Of Law

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The paintings in the Groeninge Museum, were a potent reminder of the importance of judicial integrity and independence. Judicial independence is a means by which courts are made fair and impartial. Judges are constrained by the law and have a responsibility to apply the law to the facts that have been established before them. The maintenance of judicial independence is a necessary precondition for the protection of all the other values that consider to be fundamental. This chapter talks about the rule of law in relation to the former Yugoslavia. The former Yugoslavia is, of course, the region where the United Nations Security Council, in 1993, perceived a threat to international peace and security. The independence of the judiciary, which is essential for the promotion and maintenance of the rule of law.

Keywords: judicial independence; rule of law; Security Council; United Nations; Yugoslavia



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